A Loft Designed for World Travelers
A Sense of Space
Large windows and a glass door open to a small patio and views of the outdoors. The living room's fireplace and cozy conversation area help bring intimacy to the home and offer an inviting place for guests to gather.
Loft 102 takes advantage of 1,676 square feet of living on three levels.
From upper left: Secondary entry, powder/laundry room, kitchen, dining/living room/terrace
From lower left: Front entry hall, stairs up to loft bedroom, master bedroom/bath/closet.
Project Editor/Designer: MWL Home Editor Carol Schalla
Black and Blue
Concrete and Crystal
Imagine snuggling under the covers watching the fire and Sharp's AQUOS Liquid Crystal Television above. Nooks on either side feature built-in storage units with shutters above that open to a view of the living room below.
Sharp Electronics Corporation: www.sharpusa.com
The Storage Hall
Pale blue glass tiles add color to the master bath where exposed vent pipes gleam overhead. Glass block over the tub helps bring in additional light while maintaining privacy.
A New Take on Sinks
Expanding a small space to twice its size, a wall of mirror is a great way to add perceived elbow room, sparkle, and light in a small space.
Walk in to Organization
View from Above
Open "windows" in the master bedroom look down over the large living space on the lower level.
Positioned under a loft bedroom above, the kitchen is a cozy space with warm wood cabinetry from KraftMaid and large island. Rows of small pendent lights drop illumination along the length of the countertop and island.
Design a Bar
The opposite wall of the kitchen acts as an entertaining and bar area, with an icemaker and wine chillers built in under the Silestone countertop. At the far end of the space, a built-in bench offers a place to sit and put on boots before heading out the door in inclement weather.
A microwave (top) and lower convection oven combination adds a sleek look to this loft's kitchen. These Jenn-Air ovens have attractive curved handles -- a look that is repeated in the curved metal cabinet handles.
Stripe Me Rich
Behind the kitchen, a striking brown-and-white-striped bathroom greets visitors. Kohler's square sink and wood base have a spa-like contemporary feel, with a slatted wood shelf for extra towels and supplies.
Our Favorite Idea: Oversize Photos
Here's a look that's simply elegant: four large black-and-white photo prints mounted in matching frames. What a joy it would be to wake to these adorable faces each day! Wall sconces are an interesting design element as well as a light source.